Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center

CERES CRS Data Products

CERES CRS Data Products

Level 2: Instantaneous footprint-level (20km nominal) fluxes and cloud properties.

Description: Computed TOA/surface/profile fluxes using MODIS clouds and aerosols from SSF.

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
CRS Aqua-FM3 Ed2B/C

Instantaneous

Footprint

Ed2B: 07/02/2002 - 05/01/2006
Ed2C: 05/01/2006 - 12/31/2007

CRS Aqua-FM4 Ed2B

Instantaneous

Footprint

07/02/2002 - 03/30/2005 (sequential months may require both FM3 and FM4)

CRS Terra-FM1 Ed2B/F/G

Instantaneous

Footprint

Ed2B: 03/01/2000 - 06/30/2006
Ed2F: 05/01/2006 - 12/31/2007
Ed2G: 12/01/2007 - 06/30/2010

CRS Terra-FM2 Ed2B

Instantaneous

Footprint

03/01/2000 - 06/30/2006 (sequential months may require both FM1 and FM2)

CRS TRMM Ed2C

Instantaneous

Footprint

01/01/1998 - 08/31/1998, 03/01/2000 - 03/31/2000

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